Financial Technician, Senior

Job description

Posting Code: 3002390
Work type: Classified
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Engineering and Architect, Finance

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Residing in the College of Engineering, this position will perform various duties to assist and support the Business Office staff in day-to-day accounting operations. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, good at problem-solving, and collaborative with a team focus.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

To perform a variety of para-professional financial duties including developing and maintaining records, documents, reports and financial data; reviewing financial documents and records; performing some entry level accounting, bookkeeping or audit functions; perform related work.

Level Scope:

Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex. Applies full range and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; originality and ingenuity are often required to help establish procedures in functional area; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks.

Essential Functions:

60% of the time the Financial Technician, Senior must:

  • Incumbents are assigned more challenging duties in support of complex programs that require more follow-up, complex coding, interaction with other programs, and as a result, have considerable impact attached to their output. May serve as a supervisor over a small financial unit, as a lead worker and/or trainer, an are relied upon for impactful recommendations due to their deep knowledge and understanding of the programs they support. Function independently and exercise considerable discretion when dealing with public officials, business representatives, and/or the general public to identify and resolve non-routine issues involving laws and regulations; may conduct meetings and interviews, and may testify in legal proceedings. They may have approval authority over work generated by Financial Technicians, Financial Support Technicians and others.
  • This is the third of four levels of the Financial Technician job classification. Generally this level performs higher level financial functions for an agency, program, or stand - alone regional district office than that performed by the first two levels of the technician classification. Incumbents at this level are paraprofessionals and have broad knowledge of the organization's programs and financial requirements to oversee the preparation, reconciliation, and balancing of financial transactions and documents. These positions may supervise, have lead work responsibilities, provide consultation, train or mentor unit staff, etc.

35% of the time the Financial Technician, Senior must:

  • Research and correct complex accounting errors or discrepancies with journal entries
  • Assist with reconciling accounts and tracking expenditures
  • Prepare financial data/reports, reconcile and balance transactions
  • Review payroll reports, resolve issues and initiate correcting journal entries as needed
  • Establish folders for new grant activity; create spreadsheets outlining budget, terms, and conditions
  • Prepare and submit requisitions for purchase orders; serve as the point of contact for resolving issues
  • Identify areas for process improvement in existing processes and procedures
  • Provide cross-functionality support as needed

5% Duties as Assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Strong skills in using computer systems to develop and maintain records, documents, reports and financial data.
  • Some knowledge of tax laws.
  • Experience using GenTax.
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel
  • Experience using Microsoft Access software.

Minimum Qualifications:

Some knowledge of: accounting principles and practices.

Good knowledge of: financial record keeping methods.

Experience: bookkeeping; using advanced Excel functions; researching and compiling financial information and preparing summaries and reports; using personal computers to enter, retrieve, and edit financial data.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience using Oracle Cloud Financials (university financial system)

Salary and Benefits:

Hourly pay ranges between $16.48-$17.55 depending on experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Please include a resume that includes employment history (including dates) and a cover letter that describes your interest and qualifications for the position. Please also include a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Advertised: March 02, 2021
Applications close: March 26, 2021




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Job No:
Posted: 3/4/2021
Application Due: 3/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time